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Withings rounds out its stylish activity-tracking watch line-up with new Activité Steel

Just in time for the holidays, Withings has a new $170 fitness tracker that looks like a Swiss timepiece.

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EU will fund car, hospital and airport IT security research

The EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is now studying the security vulnerabilities of smart cars, smart airports and smart hospitals.

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Second-gen Kolibree connected toothbrush comes with improved smarts and a lower price

The Kolibree can tell you if your brushing sessions tend to be as long and thorough as they should be.


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Jawbone Up update fills in the fitness tracker's missing gaps

Responding to customer complaints, Jawbone will add automatic sleep tracking to its Up line of trackers, among other new features.


Samsung’s SleepSense sleep tracker taps home appliances to help you doze off

SleepSense joins a growing number of on-bed sleep trackers, though its connection to Samsung TVs and appliances could be its standout feature.

Inside Ames: ‘Star Trek’ inspired tricorder takes your vitals

The Scanadu Scout is a handheld device that measures your blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen level and heart rate in 30 seconds and sends the results to your smartphone.


Jawbone returns to the Apple Store, while straying further from its own hardware

Huawei will be the first dedicated fitness tracker to support Jawbone's app and coaching features.

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Awair is a connected air monitor that gets increasingly smarter with use

The app-controlled device uses multiple sensors to analyze your environment and make sure the air around you is fit to breath.


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Google Fit now tracks your calories, distance, and throws in a custom watch face

It also adds some interface tweaks to make it easier to quickly glance at your key health statistics.

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The $300 Cur wearable may literally be the answer to all your pain and suffering

Cur takes time-tested TENS technology, and puts it on a simple patch to block pain signals at their source.

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The Fitly SmartPlate may not be quite as dumb as other smart tableware

Using optical recognition and weight sensors, the Fitly SmartPlate promises to tell you exactly how much protein, carbs and fat you're eating in every meal. But will it really work?


Apple admits that tattoos can confuse Apple Watch sensors

Apple's support documents now warn that certain tattoos can cause problems with with heart rate readings.

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Acer's new Liquid Leap wearable bands measure stress

The wearable bands can also measure heart rates and count steps.

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Microsoft Band now shares activity, updating the Health app wth iOS, Android phone data

The Microsoft Band and Health apps will begin comparing your fitness to a cross-section of your peers. And if you don't have a Band, no problem -- the Health app will use your iPhone or Android phone, instead.

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First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

The apps will handle tasks suited for a small screen, like reviewing text messages.

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Jawbone tackles mobile payments with UP4 fitness tracker

Out this summer, the UP4 will combine the heart-tracking features of the UP3 with NFC payments by American Express. A lightweight UP2 tracker rounds out the offering.